Media Party snobs mock Harper’s service clubs tax credit #elxn42

On the campaign trail, PM Harper announced a new tax relief measure for members of service clubs, like the Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis Clubs.

  • kkruger71

    That last part really reminds me of what it was like going immediately to work after high school when almost all of my friends went to university back in the early 90s. When we got together they would constantly spew the latest NDP mantras, go on about how employment equity was fabulous, how wide their world view was since they lived in Toronto near the gay areas, etc. Meanwhile, I was actually in a job, seeing how pay equity was being implemented, I had a black roommate for a while, then a gay roommate, and actually interacted with the wider real world, not just walked by it on my way to the mostly rich white campus. We would argue politics, especially social policies. Best quote I remember was when one of them and I were discussing my former black roommate and how she stole from me and ripped me off by running up my phone bill. His response? “Damn, that really sucks, especially while we are trying to show you the light”. Surrounded in their daily lives by other sheltered white people, they still couldn’t even grasp the idea that the “worldly” views they were being taught might not actually apply in the real world.
    Especially true when it comes to immigration and minorities, when the only ones you interact with are your doctor, lawyer, or other upscale wealthy ones that have successfully integrated, it’s almost impossible to appreciate what the majority of them are like.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Everyone forgets about the employment equity scam of the early nineties.
      I went to a trial lecture at the Faculty of Management at the University of Manitoba back in 1990.
      They were talking about employment equity like it was not only an eventuality, but a certainty.
      The so called most conservative, avaricious faculty on campus was espousing the radical view that the market shouldn’t set labour prices.
      They wanted the government to do it.
      They want to quantify the effort of people working in various professions above the value of the work.
      I left that lecture in disgust and went back to cleaning toilets for a couple of years before figuring some other things out.

  • ismiselemeas

    If the breaks apply here then they have to apply to all other service groups who claim to do community work. You know who they are…

    • Clausewitz

      I’ve been coaching baseball for about 15 years. When I was at Canisius College some of the Americans who were doing the same asked me how much I got paid for a seasons work. Man I laughed long and hard at that one. The Liberals in particular view community work as a suckers move. They have no concept of giving back to the community and they can’t fathom the Idea that I coach because in my youth someone took the time and effort to help me in the same way. Pay it forward.

  • ontario john

    But the media did ask Mulcair a tough question today. According to the media they asked him if he used oil in his beard. I’m glad they are asking the same tough questions to Mulcair that they ask Harper.

  • David Murrell

    Good piece by Ezra. I particularly like his taking apart the insufferable Tabatha Southey, of the Globe and Mail. One can read her for an entire year without learning one single new idea. All she does is to sell her retentious liberal snobbery. The Globe likes that sort of stuff.